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VP Product, Growth

Professional development opportunities
Asynchronous work
Tuition reimbursement
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.  

Last year, more than $3.3 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers. 

One of our product principles at Upwork is to "Make our customers win big." In the Customer Growth Team, we are united around this principle. Our mission is to build delightful ways for companies and remote talent to engage with each other on our platform, get work done, and build trusting and long-lasting relationships!

We are looking for a Growth leader who will lead our entire client and talent onboarding flow! As the strategic and organizational leader for Upwork's Growth function, you will guide the product-led growth strategy and execution across our client and talent segments. We are looking for a leader that can create impact through high-velocity experiments of existing levers within the product and discover and develop new levers to unlock the tremendous opportunity in this new era of work. You will report to the VP2, Product Innovation, and Expansion.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Gain an understanding of customer needs and pain points. Given the scope and accountability of this role, you will have the opportunity and responsibility to guard and improve the end-to-end customer experience for our clients.
  • Set an overarching growth strategy for Upwork's clients (enterprise and non-enterprise) and talent, both enterprise, and non-enterprise. Your role will span the product-led growth lifecycle, from acquisition to onboarding to activation, and monetization, offering you the potential to impact Upwork on a large scale.
  • Lead and mentor a team of product managers. You will manage and mentor the existing Client Growth, Enterprise Growth, Talent Growth, and Platform Growth product teams.
  • Enable execution. You will work with partners and the team to create collaboration models and operations to guide high-velocity execution and deliver high-quality insights, working with a distributed engineering team across North America and Europe.
  • Build and leverage partnerships. You will work cross-functionally with engineering, design, data science, and other product areas and with marketing leadership across the Acquisition, Life Cycle Marketing, and Product Marketing teams. You'll form close cross-functional relationships and ensure powerful collaboration across the Consumer Growth team to achieve extraordinary results together.

What it takes to catch our eye:

  • You have perseverance and acute ownership: This role has General Manager aspects. We take pride in driving outcomes and optimizing end-to-end experiences.
  • Have experience leading consumer growth product strategies and teams.
  • You have strong product experience and a love of creating user-centric product strategies.
  • Have strong analytical skills and an ability to understand business dynamics.
  • Have experience managing and mentoring a team and promoting professional development.
  • You are collaborative and enjoy working in partnership with many areas to identify goals and work together to achieve them.

Change the world around you.

At Upwork, you'll shape talent solutions for how the world works today. We are a remote-first organization working together to create exciting remote work opportunities for a global community of professionals. While we have physical offices in San Francisco and Chicago, we also hire full-time employees in 19 states in the United States.

Our vibrant culture is built on shared values and our mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. We foster amazing teams, put our community first, and have a bias toward action. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and grow together through development opportunities, mentorship, and employee resource groups. Oh yeah, we've also got amazing benefits.

Check out our Careers page to learn more about the employee experience.

Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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About Upwork
Upwork Global Inc., formerly Elance-oDesk, is an American freelancing platform headquartered in Santa Clara and San Francisco, California.
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